The Solar Industry’s New Dirty Secret

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The industry has slipped on several key environmental metrics, a new report finds.

What’s in Crude Oil—And How Do We Use It?


An animated guide to how crude oil turns into useful fuel for cars, jets, and more

Mystery Lung Fungus: Are You at Risk?


Valley fever is hard to diagnose, even harder to treat, and potentially fatal—and the number of cases is rising dramatically.

Tracking This Year’s Dismally Small Monarch Migration


Is extreme weather to blame?

Choking Clouds of Wildfire Smoke Sprawl Over Southern Oregon


No, this is not the surface of the sun. But it’s close.

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